carnaval

Last week, Toulouse held their version of carnival, a pre-Lent celebration of excess. Hordes of people took to the streets on Saturday to dance and follow the parade from St. Cyprien to Jean Jaures. I have to admit some┬ánaivety here, because I had no idea this level of carnival took place outside of South America…

barcelona again

After exploring Toulouse with Mom and Phil for a few days, we all took a train to Barcelona for the weekend. I feel certain that I inherited by love for food and wine from her, so I was eager to devour our way through town. Devour we did…